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  • With two days to go before new lead paint rules for remodeling go into effect, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is joining with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning and the Ad Council today to launch a national public service advertising campaign "to educate parents about the dangers of lead poisoning." The campaign... more »
  • Registration is now open for GlassBuild America, the annual trade show to be held September 14-16 in Las Vegas, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  In addition, the Window & Door Dealers Alliance has announced that registration to its first annual Window & Door Dealers Forum, happening in conjunction with that event, is open now as well. The GlassBuild America exhibit hall will... more »
  • Rep. Tim Bishop, D-N.Y., told attendees he would continue his fight to delay the new EPA rule. Washington, D.C.—New York contractors and other industry representatives gathered at the U.S. Capitol yesterday to protest the Environmental Protection Agency lead paint laws set to go in effect April 22. “I am determined to everything I can to delay this law," said Congressman... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association held its 2010 Southeast Region spring meeting on March 30-31 in San Antonio, Texas, with an educational program that encompassed glass strength, lean manufacturing and updates on both regional and national issues. Guest speakers included Scott Norville, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Texas Tech University, who reviewed... more »
  • Following up on the purchase of Allsco Building Products in New Brunswick last month, the Atis Group Inc. has added Vinylbilt Window Systems based in Vaughan, Ont., according to a report in the Montreal Gazzette.  With the latest addition, the Montreal-based Atis now has 11 plants across Canada, employing 1,800 people. Vinylbilt manufactures vinyl windows and doors, focusing on the... more »
  • After successfully selling French doors for years, CGI Windows & Doors recently expanded its line to cover "all door openings," reports Brian Evans, president & CEO of the Miami-based company. "Our Estate Entrances Collection boasts a full line of high end entry doors with a wide variety of style and design choices," Evans reports. "For a more affordable option,... more »
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it is on target to implement the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule on April 22. The agency announced last week it expects more than 125,000 renovation and remodeling contractors to be trained in lead-safe work practices by the effective date for the rule requiring such training.  The calls to delay implementation of the new rules... more »
  • Jeld-Wen Inc. has named Robert Turner as its new chairman of the board, according to a report in the Portland Business Journal. He succeeds Richard L. Wendt, who remains on the board. Turner has served on the Jeld-Wen board since 1994 and became vice chair in 2007.  He joined the window and door manufacturer in 1971 and later became executive vice president and COO. more »
  • Kinro Inc., the manufacturer of windows and doors for manufactured housing and recreational vehicles, is setting up production in Chester, S.C., according to an announcement from the South Carolina Department of Commerce.  The company is investing nearly $1 million in the facility, previously occupied by Philips Products. “We are thrilled to move forward with our new facility in... more »
  • Extreme Window & Entrance Systems, based in Moncton, N.B., has added the Royal Concerto Eco-Window product to its line, Royal Group Inc. reports.  Extreme Window will assemble, promote and sell the window line throughout the Maritime provinces of Canada. A Royal Group customer since 2005, the New Brunswick manufacturer has close to 50 distributors, selling products under the Extreme and... more »